Summer League Stats, Thoughts

Kurt —  July 21, 2006

What follows are some stats from this year’s Summer Pro League for key players from the Lakers’ squad: Andrew Bynum, Jordan Farmar, Danilo Pinnock, Devin Green, Marcus Douthit, Von Wafer and Deron Perkins and Marcus Slaughter. Bynum and Farmar are the only two we know will be with the Lakers in the fall, the others are fighting for what may be a non-existent roster spot.

If you’re new here and not familiar with a few of these stats, check below for a key.

Name eFG% 3pt % TS% Reb. Rate PPG Pts. P40
Bynum 60.1% NA 62.4% 11.6% 14.7 18.7
Farmar 56% 26.1% 59.9% 4.5% 16.1 20.6
Pinnock 54.2% 40% 60.9%% 7.4% 10.6 17.1
Green 56.6% 42.8% 63.3% 7.7% 14.4 20.1
Douthit 48.8% NA 51.5% 15.6% 7 10
Wafer 39% 36.4% 44.1% 3.6% 7.1 15.9
Perkins 62.9% 28.6% 68.9% 11.7% 9.6 23.3
Slaughter 49% 0% 52.6% 12.5% 8.5 16.4

A few other statistical notes. Jordan Farmar also averaged 5.7 assists and 3.7 turnovers per 40 minutes. Andrew Bynum averaged 2.9 blocks per 40 minutes. To compare this year’s numbers to last season’s check here (look how far Wafer fell off).

Bynum and Farmar both showed promise and areas that need work. For Farmar, he showed a great first step, a willingness to push the ball and real leadership. However, he needs to work on his long-range shooting, get stronger and, if he wants significant playing time this season, improve his defense. As for Bynum, he looked great at times but consistency was an issue. So was rebounding, while it’s not bad it’s not what it should be for a man of his size and length (he doesn’t anticipate rebound angles well). Also, he seems to have gone to the Chris Mihm School of Foul Trouble, he needs to work on not trying to block everything and pick his spots.

A key for the stats:

eFG%: Shooting percentage combining two and three pointers
3pt.%: Shooting percentage from beyond the arc
TS%: True Shooting Percentage, think of this as points per shot attempt, it covers twos, three, free throws all adjusted to be a percentage.
Reb Rate: Percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed while on the floor.
PPG: Points per game
Pts. P40: Points scored per 40 minutes of playing time.

For more info on these types of stats, check out Kevin Pelton’s primer.

One side note: If you look up the SPL’s official team stats from its Web site, there are a number of errors — the numbers for Devin Green are listed after Pinnock’s name, while Pinnock’s stats are under Powell’s name, and the stats for Wafer and Perkins are switched. I double checked everything by compiling game-by-game data.

Kurt

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3 responses to Summer League Stats, Thoughts

  1. The link you posted didn’t work, but I’m curious to know Farmar’s SPL stats this year vs Smush’s last year.

  2. Yannis, the link worked for me. But here they are:

    Andrew Bynum shot 45.6% from the field, leading to 10.4 points per game, 14.2 points per 40 minutes and a true shooting percentage of 48.5%. He grabbed 13.1% of the available rebounds when he was on the floor and averaged 3.8 offensive rebounds per 40 minutes (36.7% of his total rebounds were on the offensive end). He also averaged 2.2 blocks per 40 minutes, 1.7 assists and 3.6 turnovers.

  3. The Green-Pinnock battle is an interesting one. I’ll be interested to see who takes the last roster spot if McKie is waived (or retires).